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Healthcare Reform Updates

CMS to Propose Major Changes to Federal SHOP...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its intention to propose major changes to how small employers in Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplaces using HealthCare.gov enroll in SHOP plans taking effect on or after January 1, 2018. Among other things, […]

PCORI Fees Due July 31

Effective for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2012, and before October 1, 2019, employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans are responsible for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees. Fees for plan years that ended in 2016 are due July 31, 2017. […]

Reminder: Use of New SBC Template and Related...

As a reminder, the U.S. Department of Labor previously released new versions of the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) template, instructions, uniform glossary, and related documents that are required for use on or after April 1, 2017. […]

HR News Alerts

New York Court of Appeals Addresses Employer...

The New York Court of Appeals has issued an opinion addressing the scope of employer liability for discrimination based on criminal convictions. […]

IRS Tips On Preparing for Natural Disasters

Using Electronic Records and Documenting Valuables Encouraged With hurricane season approaching, the IRS is offering advice to those impacted by storms and other natural disasters. The following tips may help businesses prepare for such events Us […]

North Dakota Medical Marijuana Law Addresses...

A new North Dakota law permitting medical marijuana contains provisions that address employment and health insurers' obligations. […]

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